Lotus Herbals Fairness Gel with Liquorice and Green Tea Review

Lotus Herbals Fairgel with Liquorice and Green Tea Review

Lotus Herbals have been bringing forth a variety of skin care products ranging from cleansers, toners, moisturizers to clay masks, and also correctors and most remarkably a distinct array of colourful gels. I have had no issues with the detan mask and lip balms from this brand, but I had a terrible experience with the Ginseng fairness cream. I was a little skeptical about this colourful gel after that and also because the label had the erringly similar “3 weeks for fairer skin” claim same as Ginseng cream, but I had to use this since I had paid a lot extra as VAT, delivery charges, (even) VAT on delivery, and shipping charges through www.indiayogi.com.

Lotus Herbals Fairgel with Liquorice and Green Tea
Lotus Herbals Fairgel with Liquorice and Green Tea

The printed price on this product is Rs. 180, but I paid a total of Rs. 247 for this gel. Here’s the breakdown:


Courtesy: www.indiayogi.com

I have shopped online from futurebazaar.com and indiatimes.com, but while purchasing things from indiayogi.com, there was tax-ke-upar tax.:(

I tried picking up an approximately priced product from www.infibeam.com to see how much extra I would be charged, and here’s what they will charge you in terms of VAT and delivery charges.


There is no tax ke upar tax on www.infibeam.com.

Coming back to the Fairgel,


Liquorice and green tea extracts present in the gel provide synergetic action to regulate the activity of tyrosine, an enzyme present in the melanin formation, mainly responsible for darkening of skin. At the time same time, this light, easily absorbed gel revitalizes cutaneous cells, effectively preventing ageing, and hence impart glow to the skin.

Lotus Herbals Fairgel with Liquorice and Green Tea
Lotus Herbals Fairgel with Liquorice and Green Tea


Apply to cleansed face, morning and evening, let dry. Use everyday.


Liquorice Extract, Green Tea Extract, and vitamin E.

PRICE: Rs. 180.


This bright green happy gel comes in a not-so-sturdy transparent plastic bottle with a pump through which the gel comes in tiny squirts. The gel has a very mild synthetic fragrance, which you should accept as “green tea’s” scent. The gel gets quickly absorbed into the skin and only a small amount is required for the entire face. However, once completely absorbed, there is this taut feeling you get on your skin, which again you have to consider as the various enzymes and “anti-ageing” process of the gel in action. One more thing is that you cannot apply this gel “alone” or in place of a day cream because it does leave a fine taut film of grease on the face and that too with no SPF content. There is not much of an improvement in my complexion which would make me go “wow.” But I was truly happy and relieved that it hadn’t done any damage to my skin like the Ginseng cream.

Lotus Herbals Fairgel with Liquorice and Green Tea
Lotus Herbals Fairgel with Liquorice and Green Tea


  • Very light gel that does not weigh on the skin too much.
  • Comes in a pump bottle.
  • Only a little amount is required for the entire face.
  • Can be worn under any moisturizer, foundation, or day cream.
  • Did not cause any harm to the skin like “Lotus Herbals Ginseng Coconut Fairness Cream.”


  • Easily absorbed gel leaves a greasy fine film a little later.
  • No SPF content.
  • Cannot be worn as a day cream.
  • Not for all skin types, it causes some greasiness while it may be stretching and drying on skin types other than oily ones.
  • Not a product to be bought through online shopping by paying VAT, delivery charges, and tax on delivery charges.
  • Complete list of ingredients not mentioned, just liquorice, green tea, and vitamin E. At least they should have mentioned what colour they have used.
  • No major improvement in skin colour or texture.

IMBB RATING: :-* . One star rating for the green colour of the gel and one for not causing any side effects. 🙂


No more “3-weeks for fairer skin” tricks to fool me please. This was my last product from the “fairness phase.”:)

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135 thoughts on “Lotus Herbals Fairness Gel with Liquorice and Green Tea Review

    1. :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: Poutmati……I am in a good mood today :evilgrin:

  1. Great review Jomol..The moment I looked at its green color, I got reminded of hand sanitizers!! 😛 😛 😛 ….But after reading the product, I feel it might be something similar to that only!! :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/

    1. he he Cali….you are correct…it looks like a hand sanitizer…..I would like to gift it to you or Rads….I am being nice to Poutmati…….I have already thought of gifting the Ginseng cream to fArha….. 😀 😀

    1. Who is nice? ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) …someone ask Lotus Herbals to stop selling hand sanitizers as face gels for such ridiculously high rates!! :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff:

        1. Poutmati…………….may that Jaswinder come to your home for dinner tonight…. :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:

    2. Poutmati…..I thought of being nice to you today….but you are such a daayan….kulachini…….these are for you :pumpkin: :poop: :poop: :poop: :vampire: :liquor: :liquor: :pig: :pig2: :pig: :pig2: :bomb: :poop:

  2. Me got this for reducing the tan lines on my hands and feet..Din work!! 🙁

    Hows ur lil gold bangled angel :inlove: doing?!! Found his chain?

      1. Awww..Doncha worry.Ask radhika to give u a bigger one 4 Dahej later… :evilgrin:
        Gold prices will rise much higher then… :chic: :chic:

  3. I use this and I have a positive review on this. 😯
    Somehow its working for me Jomol.
    Very sad about the price you had to pay…. :-((

      1. yeah really….its working for me
        I have very tanned face compared to rest of my body.
        So I tried this gel and it really made a difference just in 2 weeks…. :-(( :-(( :-((

    1. Jinal..you are lucky this worked for you……..actually the gel is only Rs. 180….but indiayogi.com charged 12.5% as VAT ont he product, which made it 202….plus the delivery charges and other taxes made it expensive 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

  4. this product is pretty looking itself. 😛 i use fairness product as anti-blemish and tan remover. does it do so? and jomol, why did u buy this online? lotus herbals stuff toh grocery shop mein bhi milta hai. 😛

    1. No bulbul….it didn;t work for me on blemishes and all………….when I had bought this one…..I was like new new to online shopping…..very excited….wanted to purchase every thing online…..so just got this……now I learnt my lesson 😀 😀 😀 😀

  5. You paid 247 for this?????????????? Okaayyy I know you have louuuuuuuuuuuuu :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: for Lotus…couldn’t you ask one of us to courier it for you??? It would be wayyy cheaper!!!!

  6. I have tried the acne gel from lotus..dint work..the tea tree mask..dint work..and lastly the claywhite mask..also did no wonders..thanks for the review Jomol!!! or another product would have joined the “dint work” wagon soon :pain: :pain: :pain:

  7. i was expecting it to be a post like that ginseng one … :-(( :-(( :-(( :rotfl: :rotfl:

    but m glad it worked for you(by not reacting)… 🙂 🙂
    and where have u been all dis while ?

  8. i infact like their gels
    very specific for the purpose and very gentle
    i did not want fairness but i have no complaints with lotus gels

    1. Neha…I somehow feel their gels are very artificial kinds…..what with so much colourfulness………………. :-(( :-((

  9. I had initially considered buying this after finishing up the tea tree gel, but the bright colour put me off. Agree about the Lotus herbals gels. They don’t harm the skin, but are just so so.

    1. Poohkie…I had read your review about that yellow gel….but the gels are so bright na….wonder what they are adding to it :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk:

    1. Bhoomika…….I have also drifted apart from Lotus when it comes to skin care…………….. :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain:

  10. nice review jomol.. 🙂 i bought the de tan face pack..i am terribly tanned right now and had not used it yet.dunno if it works or not :-/

    1. Sireeesha…..Detan will work….but there is this Nature’s Essence TAn removal cream… not bleach…which works so quickly…also tomato + papaya + lime will help to remove the tan 🙂

      1. oh really!! :lashes: will def try it then..i want all this dirty tan to be gone..it makes me look like kaalik and castor oil ka mixture! :sick:

  11. Jomol, you are a brave, brave person! :worship: :worship: After reading your review on Coco Jinseng cream, I get a mini-heart attack when I see lotus and fairness in the same sentence. Still you bought and used this. Kudos to you for saving every1’s money :yes: :yes:

        1. Devie. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 ………………..you haven’t heard Janhanvi’s “infamous” ones…….you will probably faint 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮

      1. Cali….Janhavi’s is our own Gaali Devi………………Janhavi….do you know any tamil ones for me to try on Rads :snicker: :snicker: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

    1. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: O my God…Janhavi….you should probably start a website or something for teaching gaalis……www.allgaalis.com and we will contribute there…malayalam gaali, marathi gaali, tamil gaali…………..you have such a range…. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

      1. Lol the only two mallu gaalis I know Kallipunne (did I spell that right ?) and poocha kutty ( which isnt a real gaali) 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 I dont know any Tamil Gaalis – will ask my mother when I meet her next – for the website – I know it will get high traffic since its a partner site of your Igniterbabes.com na 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😉

        1. Hawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 Janhavi…………me have no association with ignighter.com….I saw it for the first time here on IMBB….on the advertisements section….some female were sitting there aimlessely with something something hanging :struggle: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :struggle: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :struggle: :sidefrown: :struggle: :sidefrown: :beatup:

          1. Jomoji your bum is always on fire – I know you run Ignighter.com everyone knows it – (read in Aaaj Tak news anchor voice) pooooore IMBB mein khabar phail gayi hai ki jomolji Ignighter.com ki malkin hai … Woh us website pe kya kar rahi hai , kisi ko koi khabar nahin hai kyunki sab us website ko choone se darte hain, leki jomoji us website ki malkin hai… us par koi shak nahin
            😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

  12. BAD BAD BAD ….. jomol u r replyin only to selected people … :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed:

    not fair !! ek do teen char .. band karo yeh aatyachaar .. 😛 😛 😛

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

      1. Rads……hidimbi….you are like naarad muni :-X :reallyangry: :reallyangry: …..lighting fire here and there……. :cigarette: :cigarette: :cigarette: :cigarette: :cigarette:

        1. Thanks Naina :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* there may be several cruellas to turn you against me :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: …….aapka vote muje hi dena….. :fighterm:

    1. No…naina…..I went in between to feed my son……he is like throwing things around now….. :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( …………..

      1. awwww….. ya okay .. then u r excused …. your son must be thinkin mommy is busy doing tap tap on the keyboard , let me throw things around … :giggle: :giggle:

        but still , i will only be nice to radhika today :-* :-* :-* she my bhest phrriend 😉

        1. Naina………………I am thinking of giving suppari on Rads name……does anybody know someone :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife:

  13. Hidimbi………………….where are you……did you hear what naina said????? 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P:

  14. Naina…I just read your previous comment……about you being sad that it didn’t work like Ginseng on me………. :beatup: :beatup: :beatup: :beatup: :beatup: ….I thought you were my fraand…………….. :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse: I will give the Ginseng to you…maybe it will work on you :curse: :curse: :curse: :curse:

  15. Rads….since you offered me to buy things, I am really overwhlemed by your largeheartedness 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 . Here’s a list of what I want……you can send me any 5 out of these:

    1. Chanel coco rouge lipstick.
    2. Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation.
    3. YSL foundation.
    4. Clinique’s Happy Perfume.
    5. The perfume from Boss that Sabrina reviewed today.
    6. TBS strawberry body scrub.
    7. YSL Rouge Volupte.
    8. Lakme’s lip palette.
    9. Loreal Colour Riche lipstick.
    10. Bodyshop moringa body butter.

    Phew…quite a list :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    1. :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: – this is aall rads wil send you

      1. 😀 Poutmati, I want that chameli body butter….because I have chameli type lipishticks….now I want the same smell……….. 😀

  16. me was your frannnddd, what i meant was i was expecting to read a story like ginseng but i am happy that it didnt react on you like that cursed ginseng cream ….. i being cute :cute: :cute: :cute:

    you making faces … :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed:
    radhika is my best friend …. i ll be nice to her not to you … hmmmph :razzmad: :razzmad:

    radhikaaaaa aaa aaaaa :-* :-* :-* jomollllll :-X :-X :-X :can: :can: :pig: :ghost:

  17. Janhavi….yes, I am the maalkin.of ignighter.com….. :mohawk: and I am looking for hot girls like you….please send in your resume asap 😀 😀 😀 😀 :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

    1. Darling hot girls like me dont need a resume – out hotness speaks for itself and we can run our websites like Poutmati 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

      Besides god know what dattee things you will do with my sexy resume on your Ignighter.com 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

      I am good good girl O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) with :poop: mouth

  18. Nainnnnaaaaaa :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :victory: :victory: :victory: :victory: :victory: :party: :party: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

    Jomol – I was so nice…I offered to buy that stupid green thing and send it to you to save the double charge shipping but noooo you have to be mean to me na. And what naarad muni…I noticed you ignored my comment, and replying to everybody else, but I didn’t say anything. But poor Naina, she in her innocence told you ke you are ignoring us. Its okay you mahaaan person…you ignore me noww…but later you see…..Hmmmmmphhhh…you will be roaming here and there commenting “someone fight with meee pleeeease” but noooo, I will totally ignore you that time :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: And I will not fight with you also… :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

    Naina..you notice..I called you innocent :-* :-* :-*

    1. awww :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

      see jomol, rads is such a sweet :heart: , but u call her hidimbi and kulta and all … hmmmphhh :curse: :curse: :curse:

        1. hahaha i know …. me also in gaaali club.. but now being sweet sweet O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) .. let me become a little old on imbb then i will go here and call everyone hidimbi , kutli , kalmoohi , dayan, chudail and all :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :cyclops: :cyclops: :cyclops: :cyclops: … but dont tell anyone haan :secret: :secret: :secret: :secret: :secret: :secret: :secret: :secret: :secret: :secret:

          1. Naina…..for practice….you can call both Rads and Poutmati these gaalis….they won’t mind…. :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: you can form your sentences like these:

            “Kullachhini Rati…..this blush really suits you.” 😀
            “Kulta Rads……why you keep buying so much Chanel….you can gift some of those to poor Jomol na.” 😀
            “Daayan Rati………..you are so magnaminous….errr….whatever the spelling.” 😀
            “Kalmooohi Janhavi…….tere moonh me keede…..” 😀

        2. Naina and Janhavi…..Rads ke liye….we have thought about something unique….kutthli…..i don’t want to reveal the meaning yet :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

          1. kutthli is the combo of kulti , kutti , and something that i need time to think…..

            i no giving gaali …* sprinkles ganga jal*

    2. hawwwwww! hawwwww!!! Ms Wilbur Ignoring Radhika. Why why Ms Wilbur. :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: Busy K :kissing: I :kissing: S :kissing: S :kissing: I :kissing: N :kissing: G :kissing: ???

      :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

        1. I am no ignoring anyone :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: …..this naaarad muni is laagaying aag here and there…… :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth:

      1. Hawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Poutmati :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: how many times have I told you I don’t like kissing anyone……… :razzmad: :razzmad: :razzmad: least of all Wilbur….puke puke :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: ….go kiss that silsila hai silsila :X-P: :X-P:

        1. ohh!! how much you keep remembering that silsila guy…you saying you were KISSISNG silsila guy and not Wilbur.. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

          god!! I just remembered how mad we got that day when we heard this :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

          1. You know you have a gaaali for everyone but we need one for you toooo , you caled Rad Hidimbi no so I will take inspiration and call you Surpanaka 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

            You wilbur loving, Silsila guy kissing, Nak kateee, kal mooohi Jo :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

            1. hawww Jomol, hawww hawwww 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

              J doo maaarning, :laugh: after noon :-)) :-)) or err… night 😛 😛 watever your firangi land is having right now 😐 😐

              1. Its laaate after noon but I just woke up :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( So good morning or good afternoon both are ok :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

                But see now everyone at IMBB should call her Surpanaka Jo ….. you know like Hidimbi Rads – they sound so cute together no 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

                Good morning Ratidoooooooobiedooooo

    3. wow……………like real magnimonous Rads buying me to buy real sasta things….why don’t you offer to buy me Chanel and then I will tell everyone how great you are…..erect bronze statue in your name here in Hyderabad

      1. she buys a chanel lipstick for rs 1800 for you and then you spend some 1 lakh rs to get the statue erected.. :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

          1. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

              1. :tremble: Errrr….Poutmati told me that you are short :footmouth: :footmouth: :footmouth: :footmouth: :footmouth: :footmouth: :footmouth: :footmouth: :footmouth: :footmouth: :tremble:

                1. you becoming naarad Muni now. I have never met Radhika, how would I ever know that she is short. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

    4. Oh hidimbi……….. :-X :-X :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: ….you are not even bothering to “meri bhavanao ko samjo”……I was trying to reply randomly………I won’t ignore you even for a single day……I have to abuse you daily in order to achieve daily nirvana…….. :evilgrin: O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-) O:-)

  19. Yeah….I prayed for no-Ginseng effect Naina…. :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:

  20. : I mean…..I prayed for no-Ginseng effect Naina… :pray: :pray: :pray:
    :pray: :pray: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:pray: :pray: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble……………….errr…..Naina….errr Sharon….tumahara naam kya hai Basanti :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P:

    1. payre mohan jag gaye , dushman saare bhag gaye .. :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump:

      :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance: :dance:

  21. Poutmati….did you see the list……. :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: taaandi bye bye taaaandi :X-P: :heh:

      1. uh ohh…..Poutmati……here some spirit lotion to clean your specs…. :liquor: :liquor: :liquor: :liquor: :liquor: :liquor: after this you will be able to read properly :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd:

    i get it here for Rs 165 only 😀
    The other products in this GEL range are really awesome 😀 And they look so attractive you know? :pray: :pray:

  23. Gia…… 🙁 :-(( 🙁 :-(( I was new to online shopping then……that’s why bought things randomly and also because I am unable to go to stores or malls because of my little son who pulls and drops down things from the racks at lightning speed :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

  24. I am so happy with this product! I DO NOT AGREE with the review. The Gel is so light and absolutely non-greasy on the skin. I love the fragrance and the light lingering feel of something applied onto your skin.
    It CAN DEFINITELY be used as a day cream. Thats how I use it. Its perfect for summers when you go all sweaty and any oil-based cream or moisturizer starts to stick and cause more harm than do good. Any moisturizer would attract dust, pollution that would stick to your face, cause acne etc. This gel is smooth, gets absorbed like magic! No sticky feel….and absolutely NOT A HAND SANITIZER!

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